October 2019

Command Words (2 of 4)

2019-10-29T21:24:45+00:00October 29th, 2019|AQA, Blog, Edexcel, NEW GCSE 9-1|

This is the second in a series of posts about literacy in maths. I mentioned in my previous post that this post would explain more about tier 1, 2, and 3 words and also include some further analysis in relation to the higher tier papers. If you are looking for [...]

Command Words (1 of 4)

2019-10-29T21:05:43+00:00October 24th, 2019|AQA, Blog, NEW GCSE 9-1, OCR, Ofqual|

I know! I know! I know! Its been a while but I’ve been busy don’t you know? To which I can almost hear you, dear reader saying “Haven’t we all?” … This is the first of two three four blog posts about the language used in exams … I’ve split [...]

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

The joy of stats!

2019-04-24T17:24:27+01:00April 24th, 2019|AQA, DFE, Edexcel, NEW GCSE 9-1, OCR, Ofqual|

If you've come here looking for me to bang on about how wonderful statistics is ... you've come to the wrong place - not that I don't love stats but now is not the time! I've been doing some analysis of the first 4 sittings of the new maths GCSE's [...]

January 2019

November 2018

So I asked a question …

2018-11-18T20:40:34+00:00November 18th, 2018|Blog, From the Coal Face, Intervention, NEW GCSE 9-1, Teaching|

Mock season is upon us. People everywhere are drowning in papers.  Amidst all this marking I asked the above question on Twitter, with regards what people say to the students when they are lining up waiting to go into their exam. The original question was prompted by my gaffer but [...]

October 2018

A little every day – November 2018

2018-10-31T13:58:05+00:00October 31st, 2018|5 - Misc., NEW GCSE 9-1, Teaching|

Below you will find two versions of the monthly maths calendar : Novembers “normal” version: – > Monthly Maths - November 2018 Novembers “number skills” version: – > Monthly Maths - November 2018 - Number Skills The original post containing the sheets for October can be found -> here and the solutions [...]

August 2018

July 2018